Vikings: Valhalla season 1 will meet us soon. So what do we know about the series so far? Release date, cast, plot, and more are in this article.
As the year 2020 ends, we bid farewell to the Vikings series by History Channels. The sixth and final season of the Vikings series will air on December 30 and bid farewell to its audience. But that’s not the end because Netflix announced the Vikings: Valhalla for the year 2021. The creator of the series Michael Hirst recently gave new information about the series. We have written everything known about the Vikings: Valhalla in our article for you.
What is the plot of the Vikings: Valhalla?
First of all, we would like to say that Vikings: Valhalla is a by-product of the original Vikings series but it is not a sequel. The good news is that you don’t need to know the Vikings series broadcast by the History Channel to watch this series that Netflix will broadcast.
Vikings: Valhalla will tell 100 years after the Vikings. Of course, the Vikings’ era will be over at that time, and the content of the script is quite intriguing. The Kingdom of England is still struggling with Scandinavian raiders. King Edward’s death raises a throne struggle between three lords for the English throne. The story takes place exactly on these dates.
In a recent interview, the show’s producer Hirst answered the question of why a new Vikings drama is: “Apparently, they just said, ‘Look, we’re not even going to filter out content, we just looked at your audience figures, where you are across the world, and we’d be stupid not to do it.’ So it is a tribute to what was achieved over the last seven years.”
What is the release date of Vikings: Valhalla?
Netflix had announced an original Vikings: Valhalla series for 2021. However, the creators of the show, Michael Hirst and Jeb Stuart, did not give an exact date within 2021.
In fact, the show could have had an earlier release date, but in an interview with Hirst, he said that COVID-19 had pushed the filming conditions considerably. During filming, more than 30 workers were quarantined for COVID-19, which he said caused the shooting to slow down.
Although no exact information has been given by Netflix and the creators, we estimate that Vikings: Valhalla will arrive in the summer of 2021.
Who are the main characters in Vikings: Valhalla?
It has been confirmed by Netflix and the producers which characters will appear in the series. Names such as Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdottir, Harald Hardrada, and William the Conqueror will appear in the series as historical figures. Short information about the characters of the series was published in August.
Leif Eriksson (Vidar Skardesson)
Born in Iceland and raised in Greenland, Vidar represents a new Viking breed. However, that doesn’t mean he’s a Viking. Vidar is a very brave character and a warrior who is not afraid of the sea and loves to explore new places.
Freydís Eiríksdóttir (Signe Skardesdottir)
The fiery half-sister of Vidar. She is a sexually liberated and fiercely pagan shield-virgin. Signe looks more like their changeable father than Vidar. A terrible rape at the hands of a Christian Viking made him militantly anti-Christian, and as the series progressed, Signe became the leader of the last Viking pagan resistance against the rising tide of Christianity that flooded Scandinavia.
As a warrior like Vidar, Torsen comes from the Viking royal lineage, close to where the Nordic power and charismatic leader are located. Having just survived the Saint Brice’s Day massacre, Torsen is an active part of a great revenge force brought together by King Kaden and one of his chief lieutenants.
Harold Harada (Kaden I)
Two different voices guide Kaden, the son of the pitiful and wise King of Denmark. His politically intelligent queen, Alienor, and Earl Colby, a scheming and ambitious Anglo-Saxon adviser.
Who is the cast of Vikings: Valhalla?
Netflix has not yet released an official cast list, but we have solid evidence and predictions. We will most likely see the following names in the series Vikings: Valhalla.
- Kenneth Christensen (Borgen, The Last Kingdom)
- Johannes Haukur Johannesson (Game of Thrones, Cursed)
- Frida Gustavsson (The Witcher)
- David Oakes (Victoria, The Borgias)
- Bosco Hogan
- Alan Devine
- Gavin O’Connor
- Jack Mullarkey
The cast recently shared some photos in Ireland, where the drama was filmed.